Shafii's Header Beats Detroit, Heat
Sept. 2, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - Senior Amir Shafii headed in a corner kick from Michael Farfan 1:25 into the match and that proved the day's only score as Cal State Fullerton held on to beat Detroit-Mercy, 1-0, in a sultry battle of two Titan men's soccer teams.
The win improved Fullerton's record to 2-0 while the visiting Titans of Detroit-Mercy fell to 0-2.
The 100-plus degree temperature sapped both teams and there were only 12 shots taken in the match, 8 by Fullerton. Brent Douglas made two saves for the Titans while logging his second shutout. Starter Bryan Kloss had 4 saves for Detroit before suffering a leg injury with 14:34 remaining and giving way to Rich Fatyma, who had one save.
Detroit had two good scoring chances. Ken Simon's free kick from about 30 yards was high and Christian King was denied from the left flank by Douglas in the final 10 seconds.
This is the seventh time in 33 years of Div. I play that Fullerton has opened the season with back-to-back shutouts, most recently in 2003 against Ohio State and Penn State.
Fullerton hosts a tournament next week. The Titans and Cal State Northridge will host Michigan and Memphis on Friday and Sunday evenings.